2010 UK Election

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Jarvis: Brown wins second UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Jason Jarvis Winner: Gordon Brown Scores: Brown 84 | Clegg 80 | Cameron 79 This was an interesting debate, with a few lively exchanges generating clear differences and interesting agreements between candidates.  Gordon Brown was a clear winner in this debate with Nick Clegg coming in second and David Cameron registering a close third.  … Continue reading

D’Cruz: Brown wins second UK leaders’ debate

Ray D’Cruz Winner: Gordon Brown Scores: Brown 83 | Clegg 80 | Cameron 75 Gordon Brown won this debate with a stronger start and plenty of momentum in the first half of the debate. Nick Clegg was less assured early but better later in the debate, ending strongly. David Cameron articulate the key differences between … Continue reading

Lising: Brown wins second UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Ian Lising Winner: Gordon Brown Scores: Brown 82 | Clegg 79 | Cameron 75 Interestingly enough, Brown started his initial presentation by indicating that the proceedings had the “feel of a popularity contest” and that if style and PR were the goal of the debates that we could just “count him out.” This was … Continue reading

Salahuddin: Clegg wins second UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Omar Salahuddin Winner: Nick Clegg Scores: Clegg 83 | Cameron 79 | Brown 78 I gave the debate by a clear margin to Nick Clegg. I felt that David Cameron was some distance behind Clegg in second, and separated from Brown in third by a fairly slim margin. In general terms, Nick Clegg just … Continue reading

Flynn: Brown wins second UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Colm Flynn Winner: Gordon Brown Scores: Brown 80 | Clegg 78 | Cameron 73 Tonight we saw a much better debate from Brown. From the opening speeches we had a marked improvement in his performance as the embattled incumbent was replaced by the experienced statesman.  In particular he dominated the first half of the evening with his experience allowing him to … Continue reading

Harvey-Smith: Clegg wins second UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Neill Harvey-Smith Winner: Nick Clegg Scores: Brown 80 | Cameron 76 | Clegg 82 Nick Clegg gave a strong and assured performance, handling the expected attacks from other leaders very well and arguing with clarity and optimism. David Cameron was more fluent than last week and stronger stylistically. But he managed to sound like … Continue reading

Coaching the speakers: strategies for the second UK leaders’ debate

Opinion by Ray D’Cruz We learnt a lot from the first leaders’ debate: Gordon Brown is pretty good at avoiding discussions about the past. David Cameron either doesn’t like arguing or still doesn’t know why he should be PM. Nick Clegg likes to rise above it all. None of the speakers really want to debate, … Continue reading

Election Debates’ verdict: no clear winner, but a clear loser in the first UK leaders’ debate

Six Election Debate experts split the first UK leaders’ debate of the 2010 General Election 3-3 to Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg. No one gave the debate to David Cameron. While there was no clear winner, there was a clear loser with four of the six judges identifying Cameron as the wooden spooner. Watch the … Continue reading

Tonner: Brown wins first UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Tommy Tonner Winner: Gordon Brown Scores: Brown 80 | Cameron 76 | Clegg 72 The debate commenced with opening statements, Clegg was anodyne, Cameron looking nervous made a number of strange points notably equating his persona as leader of a conservative party with an Etonian background with radical change. Brown looking surprisingly comfortable made … Continue reading

Hume: Clegg wins first UK leaders’ debate

Judge: Andy Hume Winner: Nick Clegg Scores: Clegg 80 | Brown 77 | Cameron 75 This was quite a close debate, which was in my view won by the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg. Clegg exploited his advantage as leader of the third party quite skilfully, displaying an informal and persuasive speaking style and breaking the fourth wall … Continue reading